Laminate, beauty designed to last.Is it time to replace your countertops? If you’ve just installed new flooring or replaced your kitchen appliances, those old countertops might suddenly be looking a little less than ideal. Now might be a great time to replace them with custom countertops.
Laminate flooring is a great option for busy families who need a durable, low maintenance, attractive and affordable flooring solution.
Take a close look and you’ll see how well laminate simulates the authentic appearance of hardwood or stone. It can replicate the beautiful stains and finishes of hardwood or the patterns of tile without the higher price tag of those natural materials. It is available in a wide variety of styles, textures, and hues, making it a good option for any room in the house.
Laminate's layered construction absorbs the heavy foot traffic of an active family while continuing to look beautiful for many years. If you have kids or pets, you’ll appreciate how easy it is to maintain with no waxing or refinishing required.
Visit one of our showrooms for a recommendation from a RiteRug specialist. Or schedule an in-home consultation to compare laminate samples right in the space you’re remodeling. And if you’re not sure what you’re looking for yet, you might appreciate these tips on selecting the right flooring for you.
Your Guide to Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is a synthetic product made up of 4 layers sealed together in a process known as lamination.
- The top wear layer protects the floor from stains, gouges and fading, making the laminate extremely durable.
- The design layer has been printed with a specific pattern that simulates the wood, ceramic, or stone finish to give it the look of a natural material.
- The inner core layer is a plastic resin that keeps the laminate stable and flat.
- The bottom backing layer resists moisture and keeps the floor from warping.
Thickness and Width
Laminate flooring is available in various thicknesses. While most laminates have similar resistance to dents, thicker laminate is better suited for areas with uneven subfloors or areas where noise reduction is a particular concern.
Most wood-look planks are 4 inches and wider, while most tile-look planks range between 12 and 15 inches. When choosing the right style for your space, keep in mind that the width of the planks can have a large impact on the end design.